Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition. M. JAMES PENTON. Copyright Date: Published by: University of Toronto Press. Apocalypse Delayed has 6 ratings and 1 review. Jaron said: A go-to Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Third Edition M. James Penton. Crisis of Conscience by Raymond Franz In Search of Christian Freedom by Raymond Franz Apocalypse Delayed by M. James Penton The God Delusion by .

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Others involve internal controversies, including political control of the organization and the handling of dissent within the ranks. Garbe suggested Penton’s interpretation reflected a “deep-seated aversion” against his former religion and that “from a historiographic viewpoint Penton’s writings perhaps show a lack of scientific objectivity”. Megan marked it as to-read Apr 03, Delzyed edition features a revised and expanded bibliography.

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses by M. James Penton

He subsequently appeared on a national current affairs television program in Canada defending the religion’s doctrines and denying its leaders were guilty of false prophecy. Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Third Reich: Please try again later. Description SinceJehovah’s Witnesses jamew believed that they are living in the last days of the present world.

He also sought a re-emphasis on justification by faith. The Creation of a Theocracy 4. Buy the selected items together This item: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bella Austin rated it really liked it Feb 15, Jul 03, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history.

But he covers just about everything around this fruity religion. This doesn’t lead to a condemnation, rather the purpose is to engage the reader in an examination that is all the richer precisely because it doesn’t leave common sense at the doorstep. Ward rated it really liked it Nov 27, Historian Detlef Garbe, director at the Neuengamme Hamburg Memorialcriticized Penton’s “new theory” that in the s the Watch Tower Society had “adapted” to National Socialism’s anti-semitic aggression.


One overseer told an assembly: Probably the only shortcoming in the book, which will probably be addressed in the next edition the book first came out in and Penton has updated it twice since thenis the unfortunate fact that Penton claims the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has stuck to the old-fashioned medium of print and eschewed movies or video production, to say nothing of social media or Internet; it’s really been only in the last few years, since the 3rd edition was published, that this has changed radically, with the Watch Tower society producing a glut of videos and even cartoons for kids available at their online TV website how does mom respond when her child comes home from kindergarten asking about families with two moms?

Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Get fast, free shipping with Apcalypse Prime. Russell, their founder, advised his followers that members of Christ’s church would be raptured inand by Christ would destroy the nations and establish his kingdom on earth This book is truly a masterpiece of non-fiction writing.

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To ask other readers questions about Apocalypse Delayedplease sign up. Some of the issues he discusses are known to the general public, such as the delayde opposition to military service and blood transfusions. Cheryl Merrill marked it as to-read Feb 03, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Story of Jehovah’s Witnesses. New World Translation List of publications Bibliography.

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Thus, Penton does not shy away from pointing out that the Watch Tower society lacks a fully coherent and systematic theology since so many of its beliefs are arrived at on an ad hoc basis and even contradict previously published claims, sometimes with endorsement of a claim and its contradiction moving back and forth several times over the movement’s history, sometimes with a single president Russell’s wavering on whether Witnesses were under the “New Covenant” or from one president to the next Russell’s advocacy of abstaining from marriage to Rutherford’s lukewarm endorsement of marriage.


In this second edition, an afterword by the author brings us up to date on events since Apocalypse Delayed was first published in On this, he has more than succeeded. Christopher Partridge Limited preview – That is to say, he doesn’t judge the movement as a whole, rather he lets the movement speak for itself but actually listens and actively listens. Itzam Caan marked it as to-read Mar 22, He aptly gives insight into major doctrines, past and recent prophetic speculation, the authority structure of the Witness organization, and the harshness of the total ban upon those who attempt open discussion of any differing exegetical view.

I like this book. Memphis rated it really liked it Sep 25, The subject matter is very interesting. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Penton is an author who has a clear obsession with his topic, and a deep desire to provide the world with the most useful resource possible the book even ends with an excellent appendix of mini-reviews on every other significant study of the Jehovah’s Witnesses written to date.

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